For months they’d absorbed exotic scents and tropical breezes through guidebooks, websites and Travel Channel. They could only grab quick peeks in between the realities of work, invitations, work, coordinator, more work and dresses.
Twenty-four hours and three airlines after promising forever, their Air Tahiti flight 463 touched down on the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora.
For 2 weeks, they spent hours playing in crystal waters, watching fish under their over-the-water bungalow, lingering over drinks at sunset, and creating romantic memories that would last a lifetime.
When their Delta Airlines 777 settled onto runway 9L at ATL, so did their life. Romance took a backseat to commutes on I-285, deadlines and life.
What happened to romance? Was it only available on Fantasy Island?
Only if you want it to be. Here are a couple ideas for keeping Romance Alive beyond the honeymoon.
Reverse Roles. For a week, exchange household chores. It’ll give you insights into your sweetheart’s life. Discovering things about what your sweetheart does could spark a renewed interest in the relationship.
Give your sweetheart a chance to miss you. Agree to spend a weekend apart. Let communications between you take a sabbatical. It’ll probably hit you on the second day – you miss the usual weekend breakfast together, and you miss your sweetheart.
Plan a last-minute weekend getaway. Disrupting your routine can resurrect memories of what romance means to your relationship. A few days away from the predictability life became creates an environment for lazy mornings, lingering meals, extended strolls and starry nights. This break gives the relationship space for a fresh breath of romance.
These three ideas are deliberately planned activities designed to kindle the embers of romance in your relationship. Don’t wait for a dream vacation to resuscitate romance. Make your romantic dreams real now.
What could you do today to make your romantic dreams real? Robert